School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Professor Tim Cresswell BA (London), MS (Wisconsin), PhD (Geography - Wisconsin), PhD (English - London)

Ogilvie Chair in Geography
Room: 3.08B
Address: Institute of Geography, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 9137
Email: tim.cresswell@ed.ac.uk
Research Institute: Geography and the Lived Environment
Research Groups: Cultural and Historical Geography
Human Geography
Research Interests: My research considers the role of modes of thought and imagination that utilise notions of place, space, and mobility to give the world ideological value. I am interested in how these modes of thought inform various kinds of practice from the practice of ordering and domination to the practice of disorder and resistance. I call my overall project and practice, "critical geosophy". Concrete instances of critical geosophy include the way in which notions of place and notions of mobility are enacted and represented in fields ranging including medicine, planning, social justice movements, poetry, photography and music. The sites of geosophy are potentially endless. This makes a geography a dynamic and consistently critical exercise in the world we inhabit. More conventionally, my research interests include geographies of mobility, geopoetics, the politics of place, the local and localisms, geographic thought.
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